A survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects reveals the hottest outdoor living trends for 2014, and it is no surprise to us that outdoor lighting was at the top! The data compiled reveals “consumer demand remains strong for attractively designed residential landscapes that are perfect for entertaining and relaxing. The survey also shows continuing popularity for both sustainable and low-maintenance design.” All of these findings are “spot-on” as they closely mimic the trends we are seeing here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville. Homeowners are putting more effort into their landscape than ever before, including landscape lighting. In addition, they are also integrating outdoor lighting into the outdoor spaces they utilize for entertainment, recreation, family time and relaxation purposes. With low-maintenance and sustainability in mind, LED outdoor lighting makes up more than half of the residential, and commercial, installations we do.
Here is a look at the results of the 2014 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects:
Outdoor Living Features (Overall rating for 2014) Percent Rating Popular or Somewhat Popular: Across all categories, 98.3 percent of respondents rated lighting as somewhat or very in-demand for 2014.
- Lighting – 98.3%
- Seating/dining areas – 97.7%
- Fire pits/fireplaces – 95.4%
- Grills – 94.3%
- Installed seating (benches, seatwalls, ledges, steps, boulders) – 89.6%
- Outdoor furniture – 84.1%
- Counter space – 75.5%
- Utility storage – 65.5%
- Stereo systems – 60.7%
- Wireless/internet connectivity – 56.0%
Why, you may ask, has lighting become such an integral part of outdoor living? The answer is simple; outdoor lighting extends the safety, security, comfort, beauty and function of your outdoors in the evening. Outdoor lighting makes it possible to live the way you and your family want to live outdoors with no limitations on enjoyment! Outdoor lighting is now within the grasp of every homeowner. Where once upon a time, homeowners had to “guess” at where and how outdoor lighting could enhance their home and landscape, we offer nighttime demonstrations in order to determine the areas of your property that would benefit the most from lighting. Here are just a few examples of the impact outdoor lighting can have…
- Outdoor lighting that is sustainable and low-maintenance
LED lighting is energy-efficient, making them more economical to operate than traditional outdoor lighting. LED lighting also leaves less of an impact on the environment than other genres of outdoor lighting. It can save a homeowner thousands in energy costs over the LED’s lifetime. In addition, since they contain no glass components, they are not vulnerable to vibration or breakage like conventional bulbs and make the perfect lighting for outdoor applications. LED lights are free of toxic chemicals. Most conventional fluorescent bulbs contain a multitude of materials such as mercury that are dangerous for the environment and make disposal dangerous. Since they contain no toxic materials and are 100% recyclable, they will help you reduce your carbon footprint by up to a third. LED is safer in many regards too because it generates light from cool burning technology, and it uses less wire to install properly. Our LED outdoor lighting is also longer lasting and requires less frequent replacement and maintenance making their operation seem effortless!
- Outdoor lighting for residential landscapes that are perfect for entertaining and relaxing
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville embraces both classic and emerging outdoor lighting ideas and new ways to introduce not only illumination into an area, but also as a way to convey a feeling of a mood within a space. Landscape lighting is one of the best investments a homeowner can make to enhance the beauty and function of their landscape.
There are four (4) main benefits to adding landscape lighting to your property. These are beauty and curb appeal, safety, security and the way it adds value to your home. While the aesthetic benefits of landscape lighting are an inevitable plus, the added benefit of making your home safer and more secure is a driving force for installing landscape lighting for many homeowners.There are many different types of landscape lighting to choose from including innovative and versatile permanent festival lighting that adds a touch of whimsy and romance to any landscape!
Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to learn more about our timeless landscape lighting designs. We can turn your landscape into your favorite place to be all season long! Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 or contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org Please visit our extensive outdoor lighting galleries located on our website, including our landscape lighting gallery, for more inspiring outdoor lighting designs.